The Circle of Courage
Everything we do is driven by the core belief that every student can be successful and that we all need a healthy community in which to grow and change. Our school community is grounded in the principals of the Circle of Courage* which asserts that there are four essential values that drive a healthy community. These values include:
Belonging: feeling valued and accepted has the power to transform relationships and inspire change.
Mastery: by developing skills and competence, a student’s desire to achieve is strengthened.
Independence: by finding their voice, advocating for themselves effectively, and understanding the value of others in their lives, students can better embrace the responsibilities of growing up.
Generosity: by experiencing the power of a giving community, students can recognize the wonderful gifts they have to share with others.
We all could benefit from a Circle of Courage community, but we have found that students with emotional and behavioral challenges are especially responsive to a community that embraces these values.
*Circle of Courage is a registered trademark. Visit reclaiming.com for more information